Spirituality and Metaphysics
The Universe wants you to stop being a control freak
As spiritual beings, we abhor stagnation – our lives are all about shifting and learning and growing. Of course, on an entirely human level, we often crave control, stability, a sense of security and some degree of predictability. I mean, change is scary, right? What if you, *gasp*, DIED?!? No wonder so many of us have a white-knuckle grip on our need for control.
It stands to reason, then, if you’re experiencing a bout of significant shifting and growing, you might feel off-kilter, scared or just plain stressed out. These spiritual changes often come disguised as significant life events like losing a job, ending a relationship, moving or incurring unexpected, large expenses. These events aren’t the Universe knocking us down and taking our lunch money, but are designed to get our attention and move us toward a new path. For some of us, we may get these “plot twists” every few years or so. For others, we may get them every other month. Of course, this can be overwhelming and exhausting if you’re viewing them as punishment. However, it is important to remember that lessons or shifts are neutral from a Universal perspective. That is, the Universe doesn’t assign “good” or “bad” connotation to lessons as they are simply the vehicle to our growth. It is we humans who view things like losing a job as “bad” and winning the lottery as “good.” The Universe doesn’t attach such labels.
So if these things aren’t “good” or “bad” then why do we feel such stress when the unexpected happens? This goes back to our human, ego-driven need to be stable, secure and ultimately have control over our immediate circumstances. But, guess what… the need for control is an illusion and a human construct that does us more harm than good. We fight wars out of our need for control. We lose sleep over our need for control. We fight with loved ones over our need for control. Control is diametrically opposed to the Universal constants of growing and shifting.